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2017 OSAP Annual Conference

OSAP International

 
Dental Infection Prevention and Safety in Jordan
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
The OSAP Web Page for Jordan is maintained by:
 
Professor Ziad Nawaf A. AL-Dwairi
Vice Dean of Faculty of Dentistry
Director of Dental Health Center  
Jordan University of
Science and Technology

(more information)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Local Regulations
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Al-shawabkah F, Kalboneh M, Huwaidi N. Manual of cross infection control in dental clinics. Jordanian Ministry of Health (2003).
Copies can be obtained by contacting:
Dr. Mustafa Dawood
Ministry of Health
P.O. Box: 86
Amman - 11118
Jordan
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Fact Sheets About Jordan
 
The World Factbook---Jordan
Source: Central Intelligence Agency- USA
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Jordan in Figures (2008)
Source:The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Department of Statistics
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Selected Indicators (2007)
Source:The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Department of Statistics
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Health Indicators (2007)
Source:The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Department of Statistics
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Local Links Database
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Dental Schools:
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Jordan University of Science and Technology
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Jordan University
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Jordan Dental Association
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Jordan Medical Association
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Ministry of Health
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Middle East Centre for infection control and disinfection technology
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Relevant Publications
 
Seroepidemiology and risk factors of Toxoplasma gondii infection in undergraduate university female students in Jordan. Obaidat MM, Al-Sheyab NA, Bani Salman AE, Lafi SQ. Epidemiol Infect. 2014 Dec 29:1-6.
 
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage among primary school-aged children from Jordan: prevalence, antibiotic resistance and molecular characteristics.  Alzoubi HM, Aqel AA, Al-Sarayreh SA, Al-Zayadneh E. J Egypt Public Health Assoc. 2014 Dec;89(3):114-8
 
Epidemiology of Helicobacter pylori infection among the healthy population in Iran and countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region: A systematic review of prevalence and risk factors. Eshraghian A. World J Gastroenterol. 2014 Dec 14;20(46):17618-25. 
 
Jordanian dentists' knowledge and implementation of eco-friendly dental office strategies.
Al Shatrat SM, Shuman D, Darby ML, Jeng HA. Int Dent J. 2013 Jun;63(3):161-8 
 
Patients' perception of cross-infection prevention in dentistry in Jordan. Barghout N, Al Habashneh R, Ryalat ST,
Asa'ad FA, Marashdeh M. Oral Health Prev Dent. 2012;10(1):9-16. 
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Al Shatrat SM, Shuman D, Darby ML, Jeng HA. Jordanian dentists' knowledge and implementation of eco-friendly dental office strategies. Int Dent J. 2013 Jun;63(3):161-8. doi: 10.1111/idj.12031. Epub 2013 Apr 15.
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The epidemiology and molecular characterization of methicillin-resistant staphylococci sampled from a healthy Jordanian population. Al-Bakri AG, Al-Hadithi H, Kasabri V, Othman G, Kriegeskorte A, Becker K. Epidemiol Infect. 2013 Jan 23:1-8. [Epub ahead of print]
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Laboratory-confirmed, health care-associated bloodstream infections in Jordan: A matched cost and length of stay study. Al-Rawajfah OM, Cheema J, Hewitt JB, Hweidi IM, Musallam E. Am J Infect Control. 2013 Jul;41(7):607-11. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2012.08.014. Epub 2013 Jan 17.
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Laboratory confirmed health care-associated bloodstream infections: A Jordanian study. Al-Rawajfah OM, Cheema J, Hweidi IM, Hewitt JB, Musallam E. J Infect Public Health. 2012 Dec;5(6):403-11. doi: 10.1016/j.jiph.2012.08.003. Epub 2012 Oct 23.
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Exploring the competency of the Jordanian intensive care nurses towards endotracheal tube and oral care practices for mechanically ventilated patients: an observational study. Batiha AM, Bashaireh I, Albashtawy M, Shennaq S. Glob J Health Sci. 2012 Dec 24;5(1):203-13. doi: 10.5539/gjhs.v5n1p203.
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Jordanian nursing students' knowledge of, attitudes towards, and compliance with infection control precautions. Darawad MW, Al-Hussami M. Nurse Educ Today. 2013 Jun;33(6):580-3. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2012.06.009. Epub 2012 Jul 11.
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Hayajneh WA, Masaadeh HA, Hayajneh YAA case-control study of risk factors for hepatitis B virus infection in North Jordan.J Med Virol. 2010;82:220-3.
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Khader Y, Burgan S, Amarin Z. Self-reported needle-stick injuries among dentists in north Jordan. East Mediterr Health J. 2009;15:185-9.
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Al-Jabrah O, Al-Shumailan Y, Al-Rashdan M. Antimicrobial effect of 4 disinfectants on alginate, polyether, and polyvinyl siloxane impression materials. Int J Prosthodont. 2007;20:299-307.
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Al-Dwarai ZN. Infection control procedures in commercial dental laboratories in Jordan. J Dent Educ. 2007 Sep;71(9):1223-7.
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Qudeimat MA, Farrah RY, Owais AI. Infection control knowledge and practices among dentists and dental nurses at a Jordanian University Teaching Center. Am J Infect Control. 2006 May;34(4):218-22.
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Scully C, Bakaeen G, Levers H. Hepatitis B vaccination and infection control practices of Jordanian clinical dental students. J Oral Pathol Med. 1991 Aug;20(7):350-1.
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Al-Omari MA, Al-Dwairi ZN. Compliance with infection control programs in private dental clinics in Jordan. J Dent Educ. 2005 Jun;69(6):693-8.
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Arabic Translation
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Recommendations from Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings---2003
Translated by Doctors Lama W. Yousef and Muawia A. Qudeimat
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Events and Lectures
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News Update From Jordan
 

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and Pierre F Auchard Academy honor Professor
Al-Dwairi 

Professor Ziad Al-Dwairi, Vice Dean of Faculty of Dentistry was nominated and awarded the membership of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. In addition, he was honored a fellowship by The Pierre Fauchard Academy (USA) as the first Jordanian to get this honor for his significant accomplishments in field of dentistry and contributions to dental literature, service to the profession of dentistry, and activities to maintain high professional standards around the world. The Pierre Fauchard Academy is an honorary dental service organization that was founded in 1936 and is named after Pierre Fauchard of France (1678-1761), who is recognized as the "Father of Modern Dentistry" for raising dentistry to a profession. He wrote a book named "Le Chirurgien Dentiste au Traite des Dents" which was the first true textbook of dentistry. 
 
The Academy of Dentistry International Honors Prof. Al-Dwairi
During the events of the 20th UAE International Dental Conference & Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC) annual meeting held in Dubai from 1-5 February/2016, Professor Ziad AL-Dwairi, Vice Dean and Director of Dental Teaching Clinics at Faculty of Dentistry received an honorary fellowship from the Academy of Dentistry International in recognition of his worthy contributions to the advancements of Dentistry worldwide. 

A Fellowship in the Academy of Dentistry International is a distinctive honor that is bestowed only if the accomplishments of the nominee are truly outstanding.  ADI includes in its membership many outstanding individuals who have a desire to give back a portion of what they have reaped. ADI membership is altruism at its highest level.  

The Academy may bestow Fellowship on a person who has notably contributed to the advancement of the dental profession in one or more ways, such as: Clinical Practice; Research; Education; Public Service; Literature or Journalism; and Service to the Profession.
 
 
Dr. AL-Dwairi Receives Promotion and Fellowship
October 2015 - Dr. Ziad AL-Dwairi, OSAP local representative in Jordan, have been appointed to the position of Vice Dean of Faculty of Dentistry and Director of the Dental Health Center at Jordan University of Science and Technology. In addition Dr. AL-Dwairi has also been awarded the Fellowship of International College of Dentists (FICD).
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Dr. AL-Dwairi Receives FIADFE Fellowship
Dr.Ziad AL-Dwairi, OSAP local representative in Jordan, has been awarded the Fellowship of the International Academy of Dento-Facial Esthetics (FIADFE) for his efforts and devotion for the advancements of the field of esthetic dentistry. This was during the induction ceremony which was held in the Harmounie club in NY in 26 November 2012 which was held in conjunction with the Greater NY Dental meeting from 23-28th November 2012.

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Lack of Compliance of Dental Technicians in Dental Laboratories with Infection Control Procedures and Risk Management Measures
Link (Report in Arabic): http://ahmadfares1988.wordpress.com/
A recent report by students at Jordan Media institute investigated the compliance of dental technicians in dental laboratories in Jordan with infection control procedures and risk preventive measures. The report included views of dental technicians who admitted the seriousness of the problem and pointed to several risks including exposure to methylmethacrylate monomer, nickel, cadmium, and beryllium . This was accompanied with lack of infrastucture of such laboratories to deal with such toxic substances. Several technicians reported that they communicate on daily basis with other colleagues who did not adhere to universal preventive measures

The report confirmed the results of a previous study by Dr Ziad AL-Dwairi , the Associate Professor of Prosthodontics at Faculty of Dentistry at Jordan University of Science and Technology and was published in the Journal of Dental Education. The results showed that 24 percent of laboratory technicians wore gloves when receiving dental impressions, while 16 percent continued to wear them while working. Eyeglasses and protective face shields were regularly worn by 35 percent and 40 percent of technicians, respectively. Fourteen (14 percent) had received an HBV vaccination, and 17 percent inquired if any disinfection measures were taken in the clinic. Eighty-six percent of the technicians reported that pumice slurry and curing bath water were rarely changed. Only five dental technicians (two males and three females) were considered to be fully compliant with the inventory of infection control measures, a compliance rate of 2.5 percent with no significant difference between males and females (p>0.05). In conclusion, there is lack of compliance with infection control procedures of dental technicians working in commercial laboratories in Jordan. The study concluded that there is lack of known standard infection control programs that are conducted by the Jordanian Dental Technology Association and routinely practiced in commercial dental laboratories.

Dr AL-Dwairi stressed in the report that he most important strategy to improve compliance is to provide formal and obligatory infection control courses and guidelines for dental technicians by the Jordanian Dental Technology Association. In addition, standard infection control manuals that incorporate current recommendations should be disseminated. As for dental technology students, they should be educated about this important issue as a component of their curriculum. These instructions should be updated as required; there should be individual counseling, post-exposure evaluation, and follow-up to prevent any misunderstanding about the procedures and to cover any exposure incidents that could happen in the dental clinics and laboratory. 

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Launching of the Arabic Translation of FDI Dental Ethics Manual
The Arabic translation of the FDI Dental Ethics manual was launched during the scientific events of the 22nd annual conference of the Jordanian Dental Association and the 39th conference of Arab Dental Association held in Amman-Jordan from 19-22 October 2010

The manual was translated by Dr Ziad AL-Dwairi and Dr Hayder AL-Waeli from faculty of Dentistry-Jordan University of Science and Technology on behalf of the Jordanian Dental Association

Dr AL-Dwairi said that the manual is published in a practical pocket size format and it is hoped that it will become an invaluable aid to the work routine of dental practices and dental schools in the Arab World in order to give all involved in dental education and care the opportunity to benefit from the principles conveyed in this book.

Dr AL-Dwairi added: The manual provides a concise introduction to the basic concepts of ethics and their application to the most common issues encountered by dentists in their daily practice. In addition to its emphasis on the practical application of ethical principles, the Manual focuses on the relationship among ethics, professionalism and human rights.

It is worthy to mention that Dr AL-Dwairi was a member of the international advisory group formed for the publication of the manual in its English language.

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Dr. AL-Dwairi, OSAP Local Representative in Jordan, Awarded the First Research Prize for Best Original Research in Prosthodontics by Society of Arab Dental Faculties (SARDF) 2010
Dr. Ziad AL-Dwairi, Chairman of Prosthodontics Department at Jordan University of Science and Technology, has won the Research Prize of the Association of Arab Dental Faculties for the best scientific research in Prosthodontics for his research: Partial edentulism and removable denture construction: a frequency study in Jordanians, published in European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry.

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Dental Ethics Manual
This publication is the result of the FDI's involvement and active promotion of dental ethics over many years. It emphasizes the importance of professional ethics and the need for professional ethical values as a part of the dental education curriculum. It offers itself as a textbook that can be used in both graduate and post-graduate dental programmes. Dr. Ziad AL-Dwairi from faculty of dentistry/Jordan University of Science and Technology and representing Jordan Dental association was a member of the advisory group providing comments for publication of this Manual.

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